hip pain

Pain in the hip is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide range of problems..

Hip Pain Overview

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide range of problems. Symptoms are frequently worse with prolonged walking and going from a sitting to standing position. The first issue is to determine if the hip comes from the hip joint (the ball and socket joint) or referred pain from the ‘lateral hip’ including muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues. Some patients even have lumbar or buttock pain that can refer to pain in the hip or groin. Injuries including chronic bursitis involving the greater trochanter (the bony region on the side of your hip that causes pain if you lay on one side) or the ischial bursa (the ‘butt bone’). Labral tears, hip dislocations, and prior fractures are also possible causes.

In many patients, hip pain is referred from the upper nerves to the lower back due to a pinched or inflamed nerve, bad disc, or joint inflammation. There are some nerves that can be compressed in the pelvis or the top of the thigh. An X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, NCS/EMG, or CT may be necessary to further evaluate the true source of pain.

If the hip pain is referred from the back, nonsurgical treatment options include trigger point injections, epidurals, selective nerve blocks, joint injections, and physical therapy. If the discomfort is secondary to a problem with the hip joint itself, nonsurgical treatment options include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, compound transdermal medications, bracing, neuromodulation treatments, custom bracing, vitamin supplementation, cold therapy, initial corticosteroid injections, growth factor injections, cryopreserved Regenerative Medicine Therapy injections, botox therapy, and platelet rich plasma injections.

You can consult with a hip pain doctor in The Woodlands, Texas at 3R Regenerative Medicine.


Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that many people develop during middle age or older. This condition is sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis and it can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip. In 2011, more than 28 million people in the United States were estimated to have osteoarthritis. 

Hip osteoarthritis causes pain and stiffness. It can make it hard to do everyday activities like bending over to tie a shoe, rising from a chair, or taking a short walk. Due to the fact that osteoarthritis gradually worsens over time, the sooner you start treatment, the more likely it is that you can lessen its impact on your life. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options to help you manage pain and stay active.

Hip Bursitis

Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body, including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction.

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa. There are two major bursae in the hip that typically become irritated and inflamed. One bursa covers the bony point of the hip bone called the greater trochanter, and the inflammation of this bursa is called trochanteric bursitis.

Another bursa — the iliopsoas bursa — is located on the inside (groin side) of the hip. When this bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is also sometimes referred to as hip bursitis, but the pain is located in the groin area. This condition is not as common as trochanteric bursitis, but is treated in a similar manner.

Check out our innovative treatments for Hip Pain

Horizontal Therapy

Horizontal therapy is an innovation in electromedicine. This therapy is administered by utilizing the ProElec DT 2000, which is a German-engineered machine. It is currently the most sophisticated kind of electrotherapy available. Learn More

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMF for pain management and pain relief has been undergoing research and development for more than five decades now. Magnetic therapy has been used since ancient times. It has been applied by several civilizations ranging from the far east to eastern Europe for a wide variety of conditions. Learn More

Venus Heal

Venus Heal is a non-invasive and innovative medical device that helps ensure patients heal from soft tissue conditions and injuries. This device utilizes a triple-action mode, and its technique is quicker than the conventional method in treating chronic and acute soft injuries and conditions, like back pain and muscle spasms. It heals patients suffering from these conditions by reducing swelling, relieving pain, and increasing range of motion. Learn More

Smart Procedure

At 3R (Regenerative Repair & Relief), we employ Smart Procedures. Harnessing the latest trending medical imaging and guidance technology we ensure that Injection Procedures are effectively done. At 3R (Regenerative Repair & Relief), we use the latest ultrasound, fluoroscopic, and electromyographic guidance to give diagnostics. Learn More

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a form of motorized spinal traction. It helps with neck or back pain, spinal stenosis, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, spinal nerve root compression, sciatica, etc. Learn More

Ergoflex Technologies

Knee on Trac

The Knee on Trac provides patients with chronic knee pain, the relief they have been looking for.This one of a kind treatment offers a nonsurgical procedure that slowly and gently works to decompress the joint. Learn More

Low-Level Laser Therapy

The laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser light is collimated, monochromatic, and coherent. A device that produces such light is a laser. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is utilized by some physiotherapists to treat many musculoskeletal conditions. This treatment is a non-invasive procedure that produces a single wavelength of light which doesn’t emit any heat, vibration, or sound and is also known as biostimulation or photobiology. Learn More


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